One of the keys to effective scambaiting is keeping the scammers focused on you instead of some actual hapless victim. Telemarketers will usually hang up if you seem resistant, figuring they will just get the next sucker. But today, I received a call on one of my honeypot phone numbers that blew me away. It […]
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October 16th, 2010 · 8 Comments
December 23rd, 2009 · No Comments
The name’s James Bond – James – Bond. As far as you know, if you’re a telemarketer. Enter the world of scam baiting – according to 419 Eater, perhaps the #1 scam baiting forum, scambaiting is “[entering] a dialogue with scammers, simply to waste their time and resources. Whilst you are doing this, you will […]
December 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments
Woke up at the crack of noon to an unusual email (emphasis mine):
When you bought Skype Credit or your subscription, you got a Skype To Go number as part of your purchase.
It’s the easy way to use your Skype Credit or subscription from your mobile to call phones abroad – really handy when you can’t […]
June 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments
When Cablevision used a tree as an impromptu telephone pole, it started an epic adventure with their customer service.
April 9th, 2008 · No Comments
Insurance of any form is rarely a compelling value proposition for consumers. Take, for example, life insurance. Life insurance is the one product that people buy that they hope to never have to use. From the insurer’s perspective, it’s a safe bet: you don’t want to die, and you’ll do whatever you need to in […]